Cheesy Web Marketing Example

Sierra Vista web design SERPS

While checking the SERPs for some keywords I am trying to compete on I saw an interesting result, someone advertising for “$295 Sierra Vista Website” and I though I would investigate since I was not aware of a business in Sierra Vista, Arizona called “SimpleNerds” offering web design services. Below is a screenshot of what I found.

Sierra Vista web design

Now to be fair it’s not unusual for companies in any part of the country to represent themselves as local businesses online, and some go to ridiculous lengths to appear local. Yet this one is laughable for the lack of effort made, take a look at the query string.¬†kw=sierra%20vista%20web%20design basically just passing in the text they want to show at the top of this page, so they can use the same page for any city they want to market for, or any service for that matter. So I thought we might have some fun with them and pass in a more interesting text to display.

we suck at web design

You can have a lot of fun with a page like this. Use the form below to add your own message to their page.



iLab Web Redesign 4.0

iLab web redesign

Early this morning the newest incarnation of iLab New Media went online. This latest design improves on the last in many way (in my opinion). The last design was new in August but never really lived up to my original vision, maybe because I just never took the time to polish it up, I spent some time recently thinking about what I could do to make it better and ended up by just scrapping it and starting over.

Check out these features in the new design:

  • Handy quote form – never more than a menu slide away on any page.
  • Sweet portfolio, just as convenient as the quote form and with BIG screenshots available.
  • Nice big splash screen on the home page.
  • Changeable backgrounds.

This site does not support Internet Explorer 6, it is literally chuck full of alpha-transparent pngs and I am making no effort to swap them out. According to Google Analytics IE6 makes up for less than 1% of my web visitors.